The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has increased just as Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 5 more cases today.
According to NCDC, Edo state had its first case of COVID-19 while Lagos and Abuja had two new cases respectively.
Two of the new cases are people returning from the United Kingdom.
“Five new cases of #COVID19 have been confirmed in Nigeria: 2 in FCT, 2 in Lagos & 1 in Edo
2 cases are returning travellers from the UK.
As at 09:45 am on 23rd March, there are 35 confirmed cases of #COVID19 in Nigeria. 2 have been discharged,” the statement reads
The first case of the virus was confirmed on the 27th of February when an Italian who had been in the country for some days was diagnosed.
Governments at both the federal and state level have been making efforts to contain the spread of the virus that seems to be spreading every day.
For a breakdown of cases by states in real time, please see https://t.co/zQrpNeOfet
Total: 35 confirmed cases#COVID19Nigeria
— NCDC (@NCDCgov) March 23, 2020